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New faculty join College

Dr. Martha Crowther joined the College of Community Health Sciences as a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research. Prior to joining the College, Crowther held faculty positions in the Department of Psychology in The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she […]

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Dr. Mercedes Morales-Aleman selected for national Future Research Leaders Conference

Dr. Mercedes Morales-Aleman, assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research at the College of Community Health Sciences, was one of 30 faculty nationwide selected for the National Institutes of Health’s Future Research Leaders Conference. It is an honor to be selected,” said Morales-Aleman. “Few […]

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Dr. James Leeper Celebrates 40 Years with CCHS

The College of Community Health Sciences congratulates Dr. James Leeper for 40 years of service. Leeper joined the College in 1977 and is a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. He additionally serves as Rural Programs Director of Education and Evaluation. Beyond his extensive research support of the College, Leeper has […]

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Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer is new Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer is now Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the College. Her responsibilities as assistant dean will include providing support and cross communication to the academic programs offered within the College, supporting faculty, and leading an initiative to create an Academic Oversight Committee and Process to centralize oversight of the undergraduate and graduate […]

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College welcomes Bentley as assistant professor

Dr. Brett Bentley joined the College as an assistant professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. The Tampa, Fla., native completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played baseball all four years and was a four-time member of the Academic All-SEC Team. Bentley […]

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College faculty selected as fellow for Academic Leadership Development Program

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the College, was selected as a fellow for the 2017-2018 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. The fellowship program is an opportunity for faculty to prepare for advanced academic leadership roles within the SEC and beyond. The program brings together faculty fellows from each SEC […]

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UMC Travel Health Services open in Faculty-Staff Clinic

A new addition to University Medical Center, Travel Health Services provides care for UA faculty, staff and their families as they prepare for international travel. Health care providers in the UMC Faculty-Staff Clinic provide individuals a comprehensive, preparatory experience that includes a consultation, advice for planning, travel-related vaccinations and medications needed in advance of departure. […]

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Looney joins College as director of nursing

Wyndy Looney joined the College as director of Nursing for University Medical Center, which the College operates. Her responsibilities include serving as chief nursing officer, improving workflow, standardizing processes and procedures and implementing quality improvement activities. Before joining the College, Looney was manager of Nursing Operations and Analytics at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, where […]

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Graduating medical students celebrated at College convocation

Twenty-nine graduating medical students were honored at Senior Convocation, hosted by the College of Community Health Sciences May 19 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Now physicians, the students are beginning their residency training in programs across 17 states. The University of Alabama School of Medicine students completed their third and fourth years of clinical education […]

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Leeper, Paxon join College

Dr. Connie Leeper joined the College of Community Health Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Leeper graduated cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She earned her medical degree and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She […]